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Everton have responded after fans booed and chanted at Sam Allardyce v Swansea

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Everton's 2017/18 campaign will be forgotten by fans very quickly.

The Toffees were lingering around the relegation places at one point after a dreadful run of form under Ronald Koeman, with the Dutchman duly getting the sack.

Sam Allardyce was appointed to once again guide a Premier League side away from the dreaded drop and the former England manager has done just that.

However, the way he has done it has not been pretty at all.

Everton's performances have been dire, with most of their points coming courtesy of grinding out results with dull, pragmatic performances.

Allardyce's team selections have also come under scrutiny and all the negativity appeared to boil over for Everton fans on Saturday.

The Toffees drew 1-1 away at Swansea, with supporters booing the team at half-time and chanting for Big Sam to leave the club.

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And now, the club have reacted to the unsavoury scenes in a pretty bizarre manner.

The Times report that Everton have sent surveys to their fans asking them to grade Allardyce's managerial ability.

The paper write: "The question features as part of a wider look at how closely connected Everton fans feel to the club and their fellow supporters.

"Members of the club’s Fans’ Panel have been emailed a questionnaire asking for a score based on the premise: “I have a high level of trust in the current manager and coaching staff of Everton, eg in making the right decisions to get the best out of the team.”

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Now, as the Liverpool Echo correctly report, Everton released a similar survey last year, but given the clear animosity towards Allardyce and the fact the club had a good campaign in 16/17, is there any need this time?

The Times' lead football writer Henry Winter summed up the scenario perfectly on Twitter

He's right, both parties are being undermined by the club.

Allardyce himself was not too critical of the fans after Saturday's draw in Wales, stating that he is aware of the need for Everton to play better.

“I never get annoyed by the fans personally because they wanted to see us play better,” he said.

“Yes we'd have all liked to have played better, but there's been a big problem with our away results."

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